LeAnne Sloan is one of the newest additions to the Saxony Partners real estate team.
She became a Yardi Specialist at Saxony in July 2019 after more than 15 years in accounting – 12 of which were in property management, using Yardi as both an Accountant and a System Administrator.
While many people find Yardi to be a challenging platform to learn, LeAnne has always embraced that challenge.
“Previous co-workers have referred to me as the ‘Yardi Cheerleader’ for years,” LeAnne said. “Yardi is a great piece of software. I’m intrigued by all of it.”
“I started in Yardi as a Property Accountant and the only Yardi user in the company at the time. This motivated me to learn as much as possible about Yardi as I not only had to be able to use the system to produce financials for owners, but I had to help train the other users as well.”
LeAnne assists both internal and external Saxony clients with Yardi-related projects and issues on a daily basis. Her primary areas of experience include Core, Affordable, Procure to Pay, Payment Processing, System Administration, and RentCafe.
The biggest issue LeAnne sees firms struggling with is lack of Yardi knowledge and experience. Fortunately, Saxony can help with that.
“Because of the wide range of skill sets and experience within the organization, Saxony can offer clients assistance with virtually any Yardi-related issue,” LeAnne said. “We’re a full-service firm that can help with a full Yardi implementation, an upgrade, day-to-day help desk items, customization including report building and menu sets, and training for any and all these projects.”
LeAnne said her proudest moment as a Yardi consultant so far was working on a major project merging two Yardi databases for one of Saxony’s largest clients. She recently traveled to India for face-to-face client meetings.
When LeAnne isn’t busy training her clients in Yardi best practices, she enjoys camping with her friends, cheering on the Seattle Seahawks, or crocheting baby blankets for her local fire and social services departments.
“Spending time with family and friends motivates me and keeps me grounded,” LeAnne said.